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Investigating Heroes : essays on truth, justice, and quality TV

Author: David Simmons
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Premiering in September 2006, NBC television series Heroes was an immediate hit, lasting four successful seasons. Heroes follows a group of interrelated characters who discover they have superhuman powers, with each episode exploring how these people react to and utilize their powers for good or for evil. This collection of essays explores a variety of issues surrounding Heroes"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Simmons
ISBN: 9780786459360 0786459360
OCLC Number: 760176391
Description: ix, 177 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction / David Simmons --
Heroes and villains. The redemption of HRG / Lynnette Porter --
"I'm different ... special": the body of the superhero / Bronwen Calvert --
Elective affinities: Heroes and the contemporary conception of the family / Stan Beeler --
"Last in my class, last on the sports field, I'm not a loser anymore": centralizing the "geek" in quality television / David Simmons --
Borrowings and intertexts. Naturalizing the fantastic: comics archetypes / Julia Round --
Superpowers and super-insight: how back story and motivation emerge through the Heroes graphic novels / Kristin M. Barton --
"Niki's not here right now": fragmented identity in NBC's Heroes / Laura Hilton --
Science fiction and the uncanny realism of Heroes / David Hipple --
Super style: notes for a stylistic analysis / Sergio Dias Branco --
Ideas and concepts. Heroes, control, and regulation / Lorna Jowett --
"You're broken. I can fix you": negotiating concepts of U.S. ideology / Torsten Caeners --
Heroes' internationalism: toward a cosmopolitical ethics in mainstream American television / Kenneth Chan --
"This power, it's bigger than me": time travel as narrative device and catalyst for character exposition / Kevin Lee Robinson.
Responsibility: edited by David Simmons.

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"Premiering in September 2006, NBC television series Heroes was an immediate hit, lasting four successful seasons. Heroes follows a group of interrelated characters who discover they have superhuman powers, with each episode exploring how these people react to and utilize their powers for good or for evil. This collection of essays explores a variety of issues surrounding Heroes"--Provided by publisher.

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